How First Take Poisoned ESPN

This is exactly what First Take was designed to do. That's not hyperbole. First Take's reason for existence is to reduce every subject, from the incredibly complex to the totally uncontroversial, down to a binary issue that can be debated. Is Tim Tebow a good quarterback? Is LeBron clutch? Should Ray Rice have knocked… » 7/25/14 3:08pm 4 minutes ago

ESPN Spent The Past 24 Hours Carrying Water For The NFL Over Ray Rice

On occasion, the invisible hand of the NFL taps ESPN on the shoulder and reminds the Worldwide Leader who really runs the show. We saw it with Playmakers. We saw it with the Frontline concussion documentary. More often than not, though, what you see is something like the video above, taken from the past day of… » 7/25/14 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

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The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today one of the lowest prices we've seen. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie with Milk Frother, $194] » 7/25/14 1:16pm Today 1:16pm

Scarlett Johansson Enters The Matrix: Lucy, Reviewed

1. Lucy posits that if a person were able to somehow assess 100 percent of his or her brain capacity, he or she would be able to travel through time, from the Big Bang to the dinosaurs to the dawn of man to the end of the world, and gather all the wisdom from millennia and hand it over as a gift to humanity. This… » 7/25/14 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten

First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women have to not provoke men into violently attacking them. » 7/25/14 11:38am Today 11:38am

Stop Making Sense: The Lunkheaded Genius Of Big Trouble In Little China

In 1988's Die Hard—probably the most perfect and pure American action movie ever made—we met Bruce Willis's John McClane, a different kind of action hero. McClane wasn't an ultra-capable superman, but instead a resourceful, slippery, one-liner-slinging everyman, not to mention, sometimes, a smarmy asshole. Action… » 7/25/14 10:46am Today 10:46am

Prospective Bills Ownership Group Studied Toronto Stadiums

Fans in Western New York need not panic over the fact that the Bon Jovi/Rogers/Tanenbaum group bidding on the Bills has identified three potential stadium sites in Ontario should they purchase the team. So what if a group with more money than god and strong ties to Toronto has reportedly conducted a feasibility study… » 7/25/14 10:34am Today 10:34am